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vor 3 Stunden schrieb stuny:

Ronald - Correct vintage, wrong marque

Vintage was easy 😉

I have two or three other vague ideas but will wait.

The one I thought of first is Stutz. Please say I´m wrong 😉

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2 hours ago, stuny said:

Now I'm thinking 1930s

You are in the correct decade................1938 to be specific.

I should know better.................here's the final clue before 'all is revealed'.

JZG

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Spot on, Charles. it's the 1938 Xenia, currently under the stewardship of French car collector / authority Peter Mullen and usually displayed in the Mullen Foundation Museum in Oxnard, California. I you ever find yourself anywhere near there, I urge you to make an appointment and see this exqusite collection.

Designed by Andre Dubonnet, succesful race-car driver, WW1 fighter pilot and  heir to the family apperitif business, utilizing a Hispano Suizza H6B chassis which he had modified with his own patented rear suspension ( later sold to several manufacturers ) and had Saoutchik buid the body.

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Your turn, Charles

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